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Symposium: Student Research at the Graduate Show 2016

Our final year students will present their Dissertation projects at the Graduate Show 2016. Before the private view, we will gather for lively presentations and discussion of students’ research projects, what they found, and how they can communicate their findings.

The symposium takes place in seminar room 2014, from 4pm on Wednesday 15 June, followed by the private view of the Graduate Show, featuring the work of students in the Dept. of Creative Professions and DIgital Arts, and the Dept. of Architecture & Landscape. Refreshments will be available.

Please register attendance on our Eventbrite page (it’s free!).

Creative Conversations – events, research, collaborations

The Creative Conversations project aims to bring together academics, practitioners and students in the creative industries. It’s a collaboration between staff from across the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts. Events and research themes this year include ‘the new space of publishing’, the local creative businesses and organisations of Greenwich and SE London, and the relationship between markets and communities (Making London). Media and communication students have contributed to events and even some of the research that is coming out of the project.

Read more on the Creative Conversations blog.

Studio for Electronic Theatre performing in Newcastle, 24 January

The Studio for Electronic Theatre will perform ‘Oedipus — The Code Breaker’ at the REALTIME VISUALS (RTV) CONFERENCE on 24 January in Newcastle. They are part of the programme which includes a variety of the world-renowned live cinema artists like The Light Surgeons; Lanfranco Aceti, editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA); and expanded cinema pioneer Tony Hill.

Full details, including links to sign-ups for the free events can be found here:


Digital Pedagogies unconference, 13 June

The Higher Education Academy and the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities will be putting on an unconference on 13 June, titled Digital Pedagogies. Two Greenwich lecturers will be participating. Gauti Sigthorsson (Programme Leader, MA Media & Communication) has proposed a session on collaborative writing and Zotero. Peter Bryant (Senior Lecturer, Educational Development Unit) has proposed a session on the adoption of e-learning technologies. This unconference follows the THATcamp model, so we don’t know which sessions will actually take place on the day – it’s up to a discussion and vote at the start. Whatever happens, it will be interesting:

Digital pedagogies: E-learning and digital humanities unconference (HEA)

THATcamp Digital Pedagogies blog (with session proposals)

Performance: Oedipus the Code Breaker

Immersive Cybernetic Total Theatre

22 February 2013, 8pm

Old Royal Naval College, Queen Mary Undercroft, Greenwich

Running time 1 hour followed by Echostate DJs

Entrance is free, but booking is required at info@setlab.eu

This project is realised in partnership with the United Nation Refugee Agency UNHCR and Aurasma (Augmented Reality Platform)

Following their successful appearance at the Tate Britain’s Late at Tate, with Apocalyptic Cybernetic Theatre Act OEDIPUS, Studio for Electronic Theatre has been working on a follow up, an immersive cybernetic theatre experience which explores the disjunctures between the virtual, a technically sophisticated cybernetic hyper-reality and the actual, a crude and brutal everyday reality and the restless and fearful human-being caught in a set of dilemmas and discrepancies which overshadow the dawn of the 21st century.

Oedipus – The Code Breaker is following SET’s doctrine of being always at the forefront of the technological innovation, whilst keeping in mind that the prime purpose of theatre has always been and always will be a sincere encounter with ones fellow human being. In this production the audience are invited to use their smart gadgets as cutting-edge augmented reality toys enabling them only to see the despair of a new race of people emerging from the world filled with misery on a horizon of our blithe, self-obsessed, mediated world – a race called refugees.

As in the original myth Oedipus starts his journey as a king and arrives back at his point of departure as a refugee. But, aren’t they both, following some higher logic informed by our transient nature, one and the same? Oedipus’ curse lies in the fact that he has to solve this same riddle all over again. At the location where some famous queens and kings of old were born, lived and died (remains of Royal Placentia Palace), Studio for Electronic Theatre takes you on an exciting journey with the king who has, for centuries, been an icon of our limitless limitedness – a journey which might prove to be both painful and yet very cathartic for each of us.

Studio for Electronic Theatre is a joint initiative of the University of Greenwich (UK); tg Cactusbloem, Antwerp (Belgium); Magadatt, Amsterdam (NL); and PVC-T, Novi Sad (Serbia)

Social Media Week London

The tremendously useful Social Media Week kicks off on 24 September. Postgraduates and undergraduates with any interest in social media, digital media, contemporary trends, marketing, PR, or contemporary media in general should not miss this.

Here’s the schedule.

It’s great for networking, too. Chinwag, a talent agency specializing in digital, is the organizer and host of Chinwag’s Careers Day @SMWLDN, on Fri 28 September at 10am.

UPDATE: Here are highlights and advice from the careers day.

Events at the Institute for English Studies

The Institute of English Studies, at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, has an exciting programme of events and workshops this autumn. The full schedule is available in their Diary of Events, but for our Media & Comms students I’d recommend a couple of highlights:

Weird Council: An International Conference on the Writing of China Miéville
(14-15 Sep 2012)

“The first academic conference dedicated to the work of China Miéville. The winner of multiple awards, Miéville has developed a distinguished body of fictional work since the publication of his first novel, King Rat, in 1999. Having published nine novels (with his next forthcoming in May 2012) as well as a collection of short stories, Miéville is also a respected literary critic, political activist and legal scholar.”

Starting with the Senses – a Screen Studies Group Postgraduate Training Day
(27 Oct 2012)

“This Screen Studies Group training day aims to explore the way the senses have been theorized, historicized, with regard to screen media past and present. While this covers a lot of ground, one impetus for this is what we might call the recent neurological turn in screen and many other studies, which finds much creative value in getting a better understanding of the many ways in which we perceive, and how that relates to what we feel.”